[ntp:questions] Client using Meinberg NTP can't sync with ntp server problem

David Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Fri Jul 11 08:33:20 UTC 2014

On 10/07/2014 23:51, David Woolley wrote:
> On 10/07/14 09:23, David Taylor wrote:
>> although Windows can be kept within a millisecond,
> But the uncertainty in the delay between real world events and
> application programs reading the corresponding time is likely to be
> rather larger.

Unless the interrupt path has a low latency, yes, but this is true of 
any operating system.  Choose OS according the the application needs, as 
always.  As the OP was talking minutes offset, there are other problems 
to be solved first!  I wonder whether a time-zone setting is incorrect?

> (Also, at least the past, ntpd only compensated well for Windows on
> lightly loaded systems.)

You can see how well or otherwise NTP works on my Windows systems here:


I keep systems lightly loaded as far as possible.  Perhaps PC Feenix is 
the most heavily loaded of the systems there.  Caveat, these are synced 
to several local stratum-1 servers with a poll interval of 32 seconds, 
as I wanted good timekeeping performance.

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